Powerful 7.2 magnitude quake strikes South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu

Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016

JAPANQUAKE_26_10_2013The US Geological Survey said the quake was 535km (330 miles) southeast of Vanuatu island. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a local tsunami warning for areas close to the earthquake, though they later cancelled it. So far, there were no reports of damage or casualties.

 
Quakes are fairly common in the region. Two similar sized tremors last October and December caused no damage.

 
Friday’s quake initially registered with a magnitude of 7.6 but was later downgraded. It was measured at a depth of about 10km.

 
The short local tsunami warning included areas of Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji.

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